Asia's family offices believe market volatility will dominate the coming few months, amid a fractious US presidential transition and resurging Covid-19 cases across the world.
Regional investors are set to put more money into multifamily sector buildings in 2021 as the asset class gains appeal, in part because of its structural growth prospects, predicts JLL.
The incoming administration of Joe Biden will have very different priorities and instincts to those of Donald Trump. That will shift the region's geopolitics and investment possibilities.
Alternative asset data provide Preqin predicts alternative assets will rise 60% by 2025, propelled in part by rising demand from regional investors in this region.
The UK retirement fund's CIO explains how it invests in illiquid assets in Asia and why he is particularly selective on private equity in the region.
Like other start-up asset managers, the Asian private debt fund house is finding it hard to secure capital amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It has recruited heavy-hitters to help.
The impact of Covid-19 is causing asset owners to recalibrate their investing plans, including far more emphasis on alternatives, says a new study by Broadridge.
Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund and other institutional investors into real estate are analysing the impact of climate risk on investment flows and the pricing of real assets.
The Philippine insurer has also raised its cash holdings amid fears of a lingering impact from Covid on the local economy and stock market, says chief investment officer Arleen Guevara.
After pouring nearly $15 billion into European property in the 15 months to March, Korean investors are apparently being put off such assets by relatively high prices and lower returns.
The US fund manager has recruited a sales head in Hong Kong from alternatives house Oaktree with a view to building a team and expanding its institutional client base in the region.
Pent-up demand among Korean asset owners for overseas property is resulting in a rush for logistics deals, but there is less interest in office assets, even in prime locations.
Regional asset owners are eager to invest more funds into data centre-focused funds. Several specialist managers are launching new vehicles to take advantage.
The country’s planned new sovereign wealth fund is intended to act as a conduit for infrastructure investment, via several investors as well as different investment paths.
The region’s investors want to raise their private equity, private debt and infrastructure property to help raise returns amid a bleaker economic outlook, according to a new survey.
Asian asset owners are reducing equity positions and adding to alternative assets, particularly infrastructure and private debt, as they seek to diversify returns, say experts.
Regional life insurers could benefit from investing in derivatives and alternative assets, but they will also need to enhance governance and credit oversight.
AsianInvestor spoke to Chin Chou, head of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, about how the business has focused on key areas as the region has gained international appeal.
The insurer intends to source alpha by investing more in alternative assets, and is particularly looking buy up prime office properties in European cities as their prices fall further.
The reinsurance company benefited from a surge in equity prices from late March, only to shift one-fifth of its portfolio into defensive, short-term gilts in August. Its CIO explains why.